AUSTIN,TX — The Writers’ League of Texas selected America Libre by Raul Ramos y Sanchez as a fiction finalist in its annual Violet Crown Book Award (named for O. Henry’s description of Austin as the City of the Violet Crown).
The fiction finalists are:
River’s Ebb by Jim Ainsworth
Harpsong by Rilla Askew
Evacuation Plan by Joe O’Connel
America Libre by Raul Ramos y Sanchez
Sandhill County Lines by Clay Reynolds
Trail of the Red Butterfly by Karl H. Schlesier
The winner will be announced at the Texas Book Festival at 3 PM Saturday, November 1, at the State Capitol in Austin.
Causes Raul Ramos y Sanchez Supports
Chicar Youth Empowerment
National Society for Hispanic Professionals